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SFGTV2
Dec 29, 2012 4:00pm PST
are actually three different bills on personal care products in congress right now, there's the good bill, which does these things, there's the newt ra bill which keeps the status quo and then what's kind of a bad bill, and they all sound like they're good because they all sound like, you know, safety of chemicals in cosmetic, they all have those words but they don't really all do that so i think it's also important as you're thinking about these things to go to a reputable organization that you trust is going to give you real information and support the kinds of laws that they're supporting rather than one that's maybe a bill posed by the industry that, guess what, wants to be self-regulating. okay, so now we are moving to the driveway, and this is really interesting because we think about low emissions cars as being really important for maybe climate change but they also might be important for breast cancer because when fuel is burning and you guys are familiar with chemicals that, you know, come bust, lower emissions vehicle, one that's more efficient may reduce these pah's in our
SFGTV2
Dec 30, 2012 12:00pm PST
personal care products in congress right now, there's the good bill, which does these things, there's the newt ra bill which keeps the status quo and then what's kind of a bad bill, and they all sound like they're good because they all sound like, you know, safety of chemicals in cosmetic, they all have those words but they don't really all do that so i think it's also important as you're thinking about these things to go to a reputable organization that you trust is going to give you real information and support the kinds of laws that they're supporting rather than one that's maybe a bill posed by the industry that, guess what, wants to be self-regulating. okay, so
MSNBC
Dec 30, 2012 11:00am PST
eventually do the right thing. and i think that that's true for congress as well. and i think it's also important for americans to remember that politic has always been messy. people have been asking me a lot about the film "lincoln" and you know -- >> is this your "lincoln" moment? >> well no, look. a, i never compared myself to lincoln and b, the obviously the magnitude of the issues are quite different from civil war and slavery. the point is that democracy has always been messy. we're a big, diverse country. that is constantly sort of arguing about all kinds of stuff. but eventually we do the right thing. and in this situation, i'm confident that one of two things are going to happen when it comes to the fiscal cliff. number one, we're going to see an agreement in the next 48 hours in which case, middle class taxes will not go up. if that doesn't happen, then democrats in the senate will put a bill on the floor of the senate, and republicans will have to decide if they're going to block it. which will mean that middle class taxes do go up. i don't think they would want to do that po
MSNBC
Dec 30, 2012 1:00pm PST
the right thing. and i think that that's true for congress as well. and i think it's also important for americans to remember that politics has always been messy. people have been asking me a lot about the film "lincoln." and, you know -- >> is this your lincoln moment? >> well, no. look, a, i never compare myself to lincoln. and, b, obviously the magnitude of the issues are quite different from civil war and slavery. the point, though, is democracy has always been messy. we're a big diverse country that is constantly sort of arguing about all kinds of stuff. but eventually, we do the right thing. and in this situation, i'm confident that one of two things are going to happen when it comes to the fiscal cliff. number one, we're going to see an agreement in the next 48 hours. in which case middle class taxes will not go up. if that doesn't happen, then democrats in the senate will put a bill on the floor of the senate, and republicans will have to decide if they are going to block it, which will mean that middle class taxes do go up. i don't think they would want to do that political
CNN
Dec 30, 2012 1:00pm PST
are hearing from you about the fiscal cliff and sharing your messages right here for congress and the country to hear. our josh levs up next with those. people really love snapshot from progressive, but don't just listen to me. listen to these happy progressive customers. i plugged in snapshot, and 30 days later, i was saving big on car insurance. with snapshot, i knew what i could save before i switched to progressive. the better i drive, the more i save. i wish our company had something this cool. you're not filming this, are you? aw! camera shy. snapshot from progressive. test-drive snapshot before you switch. visit progressive.com today. >>> we have been listening to members of congress when talking about the fiscal cliff, i enjoyed more hearing from you can the people, because after all that's what democracy is all b josh levels is back now with more of your messages for especially those in washington. >> yeah, i mean, look this is part of what's inspired people in washington to actually do something, is the mounting frustration in addition to the fiscal concerns, the mountin
FOX Business
Dec 30, 2012 4:00am EST
you. real help, real answers right now. gerri: president obama calling on congress to act to avoid the fiscal cliff. the president said he is optimistic. modestly optimistic, that is, that a deal can be done. here is the president. >> i still want to get thi done. it's the right thing to do for our families and our businesses and for our entire economy. but for iediate action comedy hour is here. it is now. we are now at the point where in just four days, every american's tax rates are scheduled to go up by law. every american paycheck will get considerably smaller. that would be the wrong thing to do. gerri: no kidding. we have been telling you that for weeks. democrats and republicans alike should rename their parties the procrastination party. that is because like a lot of college freshman, they left their work until the last minute. including the 800 billion-dollar fiscal cliff that we have been talking about. a hundred billion dollars it hasn't happened yt. it's not like the deadline comes as a surprise to anybody at all, the least of all congress. they were the ones who extended
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 6:00am EST
that, the congress being directly involved, saying they may not be right on this one, we were able to move ourselves in the direction and make sure it would be the cutting edge for decades in the future in terms of america's air strength. >> we often hear who is right and who is to blame for the wasteful spending. some programs the military does not want continued to be funded because they have jobs. how does the public get their money's worth, money spent most effectively, the way this system works? >> it is important for us to know the department of defense is not always right. for example, one of the early earmarks involved an arena known as unmanned aerial vehicles. i happened to be in the middle of that. the air force at the time was not interested in aircraft that did not have a person sitting in the seat. uav's caused a revolution in the way we deliver intelligence to an aircraft. they are now on the cutting edge of tomorrow's air force. it is important congress has its voice heard. i did not presume to know we were right. i did know there had to be some alternative avenues. wi
MSNBC
Dec 30, 2012 5:00am PST
houston. >>> members of congress are scrambling to beat the january 1st deadline to avert a broad package of spending cuts and the expiration of all the bush tax cuts. the latest in just a moment. right now, i'm joined by jamelle buoy. a staff writer for the american prospect magazine and "washington post" reporter, suzy kim. kevin williamson, dep deputy mag editor and a nonprofit group that advocates for social and economic equality. we're one day away from what most media are calling the fiscal cliff. if political concoction enacted by congress to frighten itself into passing deficit reduction measures which means unless congress acts in the next 48 hours the bush tax cuts will expire along with federal unemployment insurance and a broad package of the spending cuts including defense spending will take effect. do weeks of fruitless negotiations and john boehner and senate leader are working on a deal this morning to avoid the fiscal cliff, or as chris hayes and i call it, the fiscal curve. the deadline is soft. it's not like every american is going to be handed a bill on january
ABC
Dec 30, 2012 10:00am EST
right, well, i was going to say immigration reform is going to pass the united states congress and be signed into law by the president and also say there may be the re-emergence of arab spring-like protests in jordan. >> i think there will be progress in immigration reform, not on gun control. >> the relationship with israel will continue to deteriorate if netanyahu is re-elected. >> gridlock will persist. >> okay. and my prediction, the washington nationals will win the national league pennant. >> whoa. >> and narrowly edging out his -- my friend gio gonzalez beating out stephen strasburg for the cy young award. >>> all right. when we return we honor a man president obama called an american original plus with the cliff still looming, we'll ask our star financial panel the pressing question, is your money safe? we'll be right back. thank you very much. let's give thanks - for an idea. a grand idea called america. the idea that if you work hard, if you have a dream, if you work with your neighbors... you can do most anything. this led to other ideas like liberty and rock 'n' roll. to f
ABC
Dec 30, 2012 8:00am PST
aren't necessarily swing members of congress. probably half are fully committed to the right or left personally so you have a very narrow sliver left of anybody who could be a hinge vote. everybody is entrenched hard left, hard right and there's very little room to maneuver in between. >> todd, you have a situation where the speaker doesn't have power. he doesn't have some of the tools he used to. earmarks, can't spread around extra special projects around to districts. >> can't control his freshmen. the notion that some of these lip pi freshmen go out and say things on a television program, the idea 40 years ago that sam rayburn would have had to deal with that is inconceivable that the breakdown in party and all the things we like to decry bad for democracy turns out in certain ways they were good for democracy. >> is boehner ultimately maybe through no fault of his own style the kind of political situation one of the weakest speakers of the house we have seen in modern times? >> he certainly in modern times and it's interesting because speaker pelosi was probably one of the strong
FOX Business
Dec 30, 2012 1:00am EST
not worry about that right now. the last thing we want to see is a we-need congress and a weak-willed president patting themselves on the back because they have some watered down deal. i think they need to feel some ain, i think they need to see he the implication in the markets, in the ecomy, so, yes, i think no deal right now is better than a bad deal. >> okay, gary b, jim mentioned the market, let me play wall street on tv. basically i'm sick of this. 'm going to keep heading south because the uncertainty, the anxiety is killing me. if we had any kind of deal, at least we might see stocks move up a bit. that wld be good for our 401(k)'s, wouldn't it? >> that's exactly my perspective, brenda. this was a really rough week on the market and it's all related to, n the-- not the fiscal cliff, it's the psychology of the fisl cliff, and the sad truth is whether they do a deal now or they thoughtfully do a deal six months from now, really, nothing will be accomplished. the fact is, public debt is consuming our economy. it's about 73%, regardles o what deal gets done. it will be abou
CNN
Dec 30, 2012 10:00am PST
are the top stories this hour. right now, congress scrambling to reach a deal on the fiscal cliff before tuesday's deadline president the senate and house are convening while senate negotiators work at a plan to prevent massive spending cuts and tax hikes from kicking in january 1st. president obama appeared today on nbc's "meet the press" and said the cuts in spending need to be fairly distributed. >> what i'm not willing to do is to have the entire burden of deficit reduction rest on the shoulders of seniors making students pay a higher student loan rates, ruining our capacity to invest in things like basic research that help our economy grow. >> in news overseas the bodies of the dead are being carried away in syria today. at least 397 people were killed saturday. that is the deadliest day so far in the 21-month long civil war. another 52 died today. the joint u.n. arab league envoy said the situation is rapidly deteriorating but that a solution is still possible. >>> in massachusetts boston's mayor lifted a snow emergency a little earlier today. more than a foot of snow fell o
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 7:00am EST
wish you weren't so rashal about things. that's not the way congress works. but maybe you're right . host: to denise on the democratic line. caller: i would like to make the point that we would all be driving electric cars which would get everybody a job the last 30 years if they didn't stop it because so many people are entrenched in oil and oil money. and if we would have more democraticically run businesses, which i do see in my home state happening more and more, i think that would solve a big big portion of the problem. thank you. host: what energy end of the year energy issues are we looking at here and which ones are likely to get punted down the road? guest: that's a good question. i'm not sure what energy issues -- i'm not aware of any -- host: tax issues? guest: tax issues for the fiscal cliff. but going down the road you definitely have some issues. there's the need for a new highway bill, they've had trouble tasking the highway legislation because no one is willing to increase the gas tax. and our gas taxes are the main ways we pay for new roads and bridges and that kin
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 6:00pm EST
overwhelmingly adopted by this congress that targets russian officials engaged in human rights abuses, specifically those regarding sergei magnitzky, who was a russian lawyer killed in prison after having uncovered mass i government corruption including senior officials in putin's regime. instead of persecuting those criminals, he has cruelly chose ton target russian orphans by banning adoptions by americans. tens of thousands of russian children have been adopted by families in this country who have been given these -- who have given these innocents the love and protection they otherwise likely would never have known. now countless numbers may be condemned to challengic drive -- to tragic lives, knowingly sacrificed by vladimir putin in a sickening effort to show the world how tough he is. is there any additional proof needed of this despicable nature of this man and his regime? i call on president obama to tell putin the u.s. cannot and will not engage in a business-as-usual relationship with a regime so utterly destroyed of humanity a regime that deliberately tears about the -- apa
FOX
Dec 30, 2012 8:00am EST
assault weapons ban. >> that's exactly right, january 3rd, thursday of the new congress she says she is going to introduce legislation to -- a ban on the high capacity magazine clips that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition at a time. she is a big supporter of gun control, lindsey graham, a card carrying member of the national rifle association, he supports wayne lapierre's proposal to put armed guards in schools. >> thanks for your time this morning. i know a lot going on on capitol hill today. normally a quiet day but lots going on today. >> you bet. and one more thing, go skins. >> absolutely. we can't forget that. >> can't forget that. >> thanks so much, chris. >> you bet. >> and you can catch fox's sunday at 9:00 a.m. right after our show. >>> as lawmakers here in washington work to avoid the fiscal cliff, some people having a little bit of fun with the looming deadline. check out this electric road sign in portland, oregon. it appears that someone hacked it and changed it to read fiscal cliff ahead january and february. no word on who the jokester behind the road sign is. >>> i
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 6:00pm EST
sequestration across-the-board cuts kick back n of course the final word rests right here with us in congress. o.m.b.'s decision with be overridden by a joint resolution. every provision of the calm act o the senate. in fact, at one time or another, nearly every feature of this plan has been offered by both republicans and democrats, including president obama and speaker boehner. all i've done is pull them together to offer them has a compassionate alternative to what happens if we go over the fiscal cliff. true, from the very beginning i have favored a comprehensive solution to put our fiscal house in orderings something along the lines of the simpson-bowles. we don't have that luxury right now. but perhaps it will only soften the blow of the fiscal cliff but also give us a sense of urgency about a grand bargain to repair our financial house. i am not so naive as to believe everybody is going to check their politics at the door, even at this late hour, but this is not a time for politicking, bickering or partisan games. to allow the country to plunge over the fiscal cliff without an
CNN
Dec 30, 2012 3:00pm PST
approaching and why right now? what will it take to hold congress' feet to the fire finally? i mean, if it has not been held to the fire now sh, and how soo will people start feeling the pain if no deal is reached? ali, bring in both sides of the political aisle and republican strategist anna navarro and maria cardona in washington. welcome the both of you. anna, why are we here right now? why are we sitting here right now talking about this right now with the senate gone home and congress in there working and the light is on, but few people are at home. why are we doing this? >> there is no good explanation. there's definitely no justification and no excuse for this. this is like, don, when you at the beginning of the year, when you are in school at the beginning of the year and you have been assigned a big project and you leave it to the last night. when i used to do thoo i was punished. if kids behaved the way the congresspeople were, they would be in time-out. if it were the private sector, they'd all be fired. no excuse. and the only solution i would tell you lies with us, the
FOX News
Dec 30, 2012 3:00am PST
college and write the 15 page paper like-- >> you why congress. >> clayton: right (laughter) >> i averted my fiscal cliff. >> juliet: on the edge of the fiscal cliff. >> clayton: i think there's something to be said for that you're constantly washing your hands and worried about your health, is one little thing wrong with me better get it checked out. >> dave: you're not that kind. >> clayton: i'm not that kind of neurotic. >> dave: coming up on the show, don't want to wake up like this, new years day? >> are you okay, buddy? >> no, i am in so much pain right now. >> oh, my god my lateral incisor is gone. >> juliet: what vegetable could you take to avoid a hangover? we're going to tell you. >> clayton: even though lawmakers can't reach a deal on the fiscal cliff, one thing they agree on, raises for themselves. >> juliet: wa, wa, wa. >> clayton: we're not kidding about this. getting new raises. ♪ got it going on, all i want and i've waited so long ♪ ♪ jessie can't you see, you're enough for me ♪ ♪ i'm in love with stacy's mom ♪ and exercise, alli can help you lose one m
MSNBC
Dec 30, 2012 3:00pm PST
great point. congress' approval ratings are abysmal. but the pressure from the right for conservatives to cut a good deal, all this discussion about chained cpi is confusion. basically it means that republicans want to include entitlement reform as part of a deal. but why did they take that off the table? because when the debt ceiling comes next year, they can have a bigger fight about entitlement reform. so the big story today is that republicans are starting to resign themselves to the fact that this ultimate deal will be about tax rates and nothing more. >> and taxpayer also have to resign themselves to the fact that if we do go over the fiscal cliff, this is just the start of a long set of unpleasant negotiations. good to see you, gentlemen. >> thank you. >>> coming up, with just under 30 hours to go before the country goes over the fiscal cliff, we'll talk to senator bernie sanders of vermont. where he thinks we're going next. >>> and coming up, david gregory's interview with president obama on "meet the press." our special coverage will continue after this. ♪ [ male announcer ]
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 6:30pm EST
indication right now is that the republican congress continues to not work in good faith with the president. there is still time left -- i hope
FOX Business
Dec 29, 2012 11:00pm EST
is just another day of the same things. and i think you're right. the normal person, the people who look at their paycheck, every week, every two weeks, every mnth, they will know who the problem child is and it is not the senate. it is not congress. it is the lack of true leadership of the president's. gerri: gerri: yes, you said that earlier. rich edson, we have been waiting for this all day long. we had cameras at the white house watching people exit. do you think this comes as a disappointment to mos people? the resolutionf today and of that meeting? were leaving something good can come from a? >> i think after you hear from leadership and the president, when you got the fst reports, the administration officials have basically put on the table what he had been reiterating last week in his speech. what was basically what he had put on throughout the entire campaign. just deal wn version. it didn't look all that good. but as you now have this assignment for the senate leaders to getogether and hammer something out, n a scale that we have been talking about right now, this is the o
PBS
Dec 30, 2012 10:00am PST
to deal with, right away, all at once. but where to begin? kim. >> that is a very full plate. in recent days, congress hasn't been that great about dealing with multitasking. i think because of the tragedy at the elementary school in connecticut, there is a lot of momentum about gun control and taking up that issue right away. a lot of people in the religious community are really advocating on that and there is a ground swell. some of that is the emotion over what happened and that is horrible. a lot of people are worried that it will fade. then you have the fiscal issues which are there and really important. >> i think kim is absolutely right about guns. i think that we have, this is an occasion when we really can take steps that we haven't been able to take for a long time, because a lot of people were so riveted and so deeply concerned by the death of all these children. so i think they're, i hope we do something in that area. i think there's a real opportunity on immigration reform this year, partly because president obama won such an overwhelming share of the latino vote, he
FOX News
Dec 30, 2012 1:00pm PST
in spending right now. >> arthel: thank you very much. >> gregg: congress is not only facing a fiscal cliff, it's up a dairy clarify, if you will. the current farm bill is set to expire on new year's day. if an extension of that is not passed, the farm policies would revert to laws back to 1949 and cost of milk, that could skyrocket. back then the government used a formula to calculate dairy prices that is much more expensive than it is today. one option said to be on the table is short term extension that would prevent milk prices from rising. >> arthel: to other stories. a judge ordering a psychiatric evaluation for a woman suspected of shoving a man off a new york public is way platform. he was arraigned last night on murder and hate crime. she confessed to pushing a man in front of a moving train telling them, i hindus and muslims. co-worker was was behind due. >> gregg: two missing boys from georgia have been found in texas an amber alert was issued, ages nine and seven when they didn't come back from a visit from their dad on wednesday. somebody recognized the trio and caught up
FOX News
Dec 30, 2012 8:00am PST
bring up this bill in this session of congress, which ends on thursday. if they don't take it up by thursday, the senate bill will expire and the new congress will have to start all over again. >> eric: all right. thanks. >> coming up, russia has banned adoptions by u.s. families. coming up, we will speak with a couple in the process of adopting this little boy, about their ordeal and how right now, they can't bring him home and give him the life that they say he deserves. >> eric: we will give smuadvice about how young people can start now for planning for their retirement. that's right, without breaking the bank. advice on building, not breaking your nest egg, as you get older. >> we are just 48 hours away from new year's eve. why is all that confetti falling now? we will have an answer, coming up. sometimes what we suffer from is bigger than we think ... like the flu. with aches, fever and chills- the flu's a really big deal. so why treat it like it's a little cold? there's something that works differently than over-the-counter remedies. prescription tamiflu attacks the flu virus
MSNBC
Dec 30, 2012 2:00pm PST
markets drop, so there is a lot of pressure on congress, on the president, the vice president, to try to get a deal here, but still at this hour, melissa, there's just no deal. >> all right. nbc's kristen welker, so can the senate strike a deal in time? let's bring in paul cain, congressional correspondent for the "washington post" and bob franken and jared bernstein, former economic policy adviser to joe biden. that's a mouthful. jared, let's start with you. you have worked with vice president biden. as you know, he's been called on by mitch mcconnell to help with these last-minute talks. what do you think his role is now with so little time left? >> well, the vice president goes way back with senator mcconnell, and i've been in the room when they have talked, and it doesn't sound like two partisans separated by deep ideology. it sounds like guys who know how to bang out a deal. that said, if that were up to them perhaps they could get somewhere, but there are so many other forces swirling around this right now. i'm kind of in the same camp as kristen and the other political analysts
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 2:00pm EST
. you have a split congress with both sides not working together. you are exactly right, this is the majority of one house, moving into the other. host: are you still there? caller: i agree with his explanation, but everything comes across two very read and he does not bring it up for a vote, then my senator, that meet stabbed now -- at least cavanaugh -- debbie stabinau, does not get her chance. she never gets to prove herself. that is what i am concerned about. for example, they make the same amount of money that i do, owning a restaurant. i pay three -- $30,000 in taxes, now the government is asking me for $40,000? how is that fair when we make the same amount of money but my business makes me -- makes more? how, i do not get charged at the uaw rate? guest: it tax law is complicated and complex. you're giving tax of the profits the to earn, not the total revenue that you bring in. if you have a restaurant that is burning, you should be proud of the job you are in and it is a little bit frustrating, which in the stand. i cannot really defend the tax code. this does not mean that sh
CNN
Dec 30, 2012 9:00am PST
any further. >> we are waiting for today's rare session of congress to begin at 1:00 p.m., about 40 minutes from right now. but next, we'll go live to capitol hill for an update on how we expect today to play out. [ tylenol bottle ] nyquil what are you doing? [ nyquil bottle ] just reading your label. wait...you relieve nasal congestion? sure don't you? [ nyquil bottle ] dude! [ female announcer ] tylenol® cold multi-symptom nighttime relieves nasal congestion. nyquil® cold and flu doesn't. [ buzzing ] bye dad. drive safe. k. love you. [ chirping, buzzing continues ] [ horn honks ] [ buzzing continues ] [ male announcer ] the sprint drive first app. blocks and replies to texts while you drive. we can live without the &. visit sprint.com/drive. make a wish! i wish we could lie here forever. i wish this test drive was over, so we could head back to the dealership. [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. test drive! but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a jetta. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $
CBS
Dec 30, 2012 10:30am EST
considering right now. i'm so focused on my job in congress. >> then we'll talk with vice president hopeful paul ryan. $1 trillion in defense spending and you voted for it. >> no, nor. >> o'donnell: you vote forward that. >> i voted for the budget control act gleft attack takes the life our ambassador there and three other americans. >> we conot have information at present that leads us to conclude this was premeditate or preplanned. >> schieffer: are you saying that the administration deliberately misled the american people to make it look as if terrorism is-- is not as much of a threat as apparently it is? >> either they are misleading the american people or are incredibly incompetent. >> it is now the worst cover-up or incompetence i have observed in my life. somebody said to me this is as bad as watergate. nobody died in watergate. >> schieffer: when did the two of you realize this was a big story? >> early than you might think. we had found out there was a secret funds that paid for watergate and these other illegal activities about eight weeks after the break-in, and i felt a chill go
NBC
Dec 30, 2012 8:00am EST
say anything will get done? how do you get congress to do their job? >> and the white house. everybody has a role. that question is the right question. it is one that i talk about with the president in the interview this morning. he has a very ambitious second-term agenda. i don't know how he gets it done when they can't get the basic things done over the budget. these philosophical differences over taxes and spending remain. they are more entrenched. this is what i think changed. i think a second-term president obama will work harder to jam up the republicans, not to confuse them or lure into compromise but to put more political pressure on them to expose their divisions and internal discord. whether that creates leverage, we'll see. his relationship with congress has been very difficult. his view is that he doesn't have a legitimate partner. how do you get something done on immigration? on medicare reform, and gun control legislation, which the president says is a priority which requires a great deal of political help? it seems to be shorter than four years, in what the president can
RT
Dec 30, 2012 7:30am EST
and mediator had and obama promised to be more flexible right after elections but from what you're saying how how how much flexibility he really be or allow himself to be with this republican opposition in congress well i think that's the peculiarities of the american system and the congressman can freeze consideration of. very important issues just because the beef from his particular state is not being admitted to one country in the other for the senate the reasons and. the issues of global importance could be just frozen because of the. interest of one single state in the united states. the interest having nothing to do with the substance of the issue in question. so sometimes the issues of huge importance like the you know the israeli palestinian conflict and the need to settle it being kept hostages for years and years. because of the peculiarity of the near it in the electoral cycles we would prefer. to approach international issues on the basis of the their merit and on the basis of the crying need to do something together. without looking back at your domestic politicking i
CNN
Dec 29, 2012 4:00pm PST
of us would like to tell lawmakers what we think of them. here is your chance right now, go to our ireport.com and start a message and we will play them to congress on air. it's murder charges now for a new york city woman who we are told has confessed to pushing a man in the subway track to his death. these details are new and we are still gathering information. there is david, he is in new york. david, what has this woman confessed? >> she seems to have confessed to a hate crime, don, she has been charged with second degree murder in the case of this man who was pushed off the subway platform in queens on thursday. and the queens district attorney's office released this statement. it was a quote from her saying i pushed a muslim off the tracks, ever since they put down the twin towers i've been beating them up. this adds a twist to the case that riled new york. this is the second incident that has occurred at subway tracks in which somebody was killed and put to their death underneath the cars in the last month. the past one happened in the beginning part of the month in times sq
CSPAN
Dec 29, 2012 11:30pm EST
i have offended someone. lincoln said when he suspended habeas corpus, he did so when congress was out of session. when -- as soon as congress returned, he sought permission. all power to jefferson who had the audacity to embed a doctrine of natural rights. all of my political sentiments, all of my political sentiment derived from the declaration. there is no sense in which woodrow wilson, although he did expand executive powers in peacetime, there is no sense in which he is in lincoln's position. >> thank you. >> thank you for your excellent lecture. towards the end of your lecture, you mentioned that in the 20th century, secular and political faiths have killed more people than religious faiths. i can only assume you were talking about soviet russia and nazi germany. were these regimes possible because of the uniformity? if that is the case, how did the myriad number of protestant denominations in the united states provide a unique defense against tyranny? >> i would not say -- i was not referring to just the soviet union and nazi germany. communist china killed far more of those
CSPAN
Dec 29, 2012 7:00pm EST
congress. and republicans agree. the republican controlled house is taking the step into the right direction. the house has already passed a bill to protect all americans from burdensome tax increases. they passed legislation rick -- replaced damaging spending cuts with responsible targeted ones and to bring our nation's record debt under control. instead of working across the aisle and considering the house passed plan to protect taxpayers, senate democrats spent months going partisan -- drawing partisan lines in the sand. the president's proposal to raise taxes on the top to% of americans will might even play one-third of the annual interest owned on this massive $16 trillion debt. the president's tax hike would only fund the government for eight days. americans deserve to know what does the president propose we do for the other 357 days of the year. inaction should not be an option. the problems facing our country are big with their not necessarily all that complicated. the president will never have more political capital and then he does right now. in debt -- the next few days
MSNBC
Dec 30, 2012 7:00am PST
offenders. they seem so common sense. as we end 2012, this may not pass. >> yeah. that's right. it's going to have to be a fight in the next congress. it seems like the provision at stake is about allowing women on tribal lands to hold accountable the abusers or those who have assaulted them. there seems to be some conservative leaders in congress who are more concerned about the concerns of that abuser than about those women and their ability to access orders of protection and have a fair trial for those who have assaulted them. >> as much as it feels like we walk away from 2012 with a sense of victory, that reality of being held up helps us realize the war on women continues. >> this situation, the conversation we are having is why i question the idea of american exceptionalism. if we were so exceptional, we would have common sense. hey, we are talking about controlling a woman's body. probably should have a woman in the room. i don't understand how no one could -- excuse me, we are talking about vaginas and we don't have one. get one in here so we don't look terrible. >> get an in
RT
Dec 30, 2012 4:00pm EST
know it was nearly two years ago when congress said if the super congress the super committee can't come up with the deal to reduce our spinning and increase our revenue we'll have this fiscal cliff so you're right on the money thing it's been these wouldn't these promises that were made two years ago basically could never stand up we are always heading towards this problem you know one hundred percent correct look this is work in the united states of america this is where we govern by crisis we don't have representatives in washington d.c. we have political prostitutes that will go before a camera and say that anything that they have to say is to keep this massive government rolling and you can make social interest influence in washington d.c. or that i do is a realignment of brinkmanship as well going on here between the two sides. oh yes definitely i mean you know when the cameras are on you know if they're on the red team they're going out they're saying it's the welfare folks as well it's the people on food stamps or the people in extended unemployment benefits if they're on th
ABC
Dec 29, 2012 5:30pm PST
. as lawmakers take us right up to that fiscal cliff. this evening, three days to go before taxes go up for all americans. will the president's pressure on congress bring in a deal? let's bring in jon karl on this. jon, are they any closer? >> a little closer, but they are certainly not there yet. tonight, congressional leaders are making one last-ditch effort to keep most americans from waking up to a big tax like on new year's day. with just three days left, finally a glimmer of hope. >> i'm hopeful and optimistic. >> whatever we come up with it's going to be imperfect. some people aren't going to a like it. >> reporter: right now, it's all in the hands of the two senate leaders. democratic harry reid and republican mitch mcconnell. they're working on a mini-deal that would prevent a tax increase for roughly 98% of american workers. extend unemployment benefits that are set to expire for some 2 million people. and prevent a huge cut in payments to medicare doctors. what took so long? >> the american people are watching what we do here. obviously, their patience is already thin. thi
CNN
Dec 30, 2012 11:30am PST
. >> congress does work for the people. maybe it's good they hear from the home office from time to time. >>> well there's only one place to spend new year's eve and that is right here with anderson cooper and kathy griffin. they've got a special preview for us. >>> restore revive rejuvenate rebuild rebuild rebuild . >>> leading our coverage from times square on new year's eve. anderson cooper and kathy griffin. the two will host as the new year is welcomed around the world. they're here to tell us what's in store for us. >> i'm here with kathy griffin, kathy, the funny thing is we're on cnn weekend right now. if they're wondering who their typical viewer is, it's you, because all you're doing during the weekend is watch cnn, right? >> i am a cnn super fan, i know the entire slate, the reporters, i'm so excited to be doing two years with candy crowley. two women, she clearly did the best debate out of any of the cnn reporters. >> she's not doing new year's with you. you're doing it me again. >> woman and blitz-griffin? >> no. i thought you were busy going to andy cohen's new year's eve p
CBS
Dec 29, 2012 6:00pm PST
congress does not extend the unemployment benefits, then i would be without a home and i really don't know what else we would do. >> reporter: the deal under discussion in the senate right now doesn't even include the biggest part of the fiscal cliff, that 1.2 trillion dollars in mandatory budget cuts, spending cuts that are also due to kick in this tuesday. the thinking up here goes like this, let's handle the tax cuts now, and readvise the spending cuts later. >> thank you. in addition to the $500 billion in automatic tax hikes, as you just heard from wyatt, the fiscal cliff also includes 1.2 trillion in mandatory spending cuts. congressional democrats and republicans agreed to these drastic cuts last year, to force both parties to the table on deficit reduction. if they can agree by monday at midnight, the following cut take effects. over the next nine years, the u.s. defense budget would be reduced by $455 billion. domestic programs would be slashed by 464 billion. 1,000 government programs face potential cuts, including three that directly impact air travel. john bentley has the
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 10:00am EST
that a lot of members of congress want to address. my advice to any number of the freshman class would be, be ready to work some long hours. there is no shortage of issues that will have to tackle right up front. >> and gay marriage to be another one. the supreme court has agreed to kill a case about the defense of marriage act. -- hear a case about the defense of marriage act. does obama's health care act come to the table? >> i sat down with one of our health-care reporters at seek to roll call -- cq roll call. they were going for some sort of repeal on it. even though people are certainly not happy with it, maybe some of the theatrics we see
CNN
Dec 30, 2012 2:00pm PST
right now the economy is growing but sustaining that trend is going to require elected officials to do their jobs. >> stephen, let ask you this, this particular moment, who are the members of congress listening to more, the people, the constituents or the leadership of the respective parties? >> the reason the bill has not been able to pass the house, as you new york the big hangup here is the president wants to raise taxes on people that make over 250,000 and the republicans say that is really louse city for the economy and could cause a double-dip recession if we increase taxes on small businesses and vet. i do think this isn't small ball this is about the ideology of the two parties, democrats say they want to soak the rich with higher taxes, republicans say we don't want to do that and that really is the big hangup right now. >> i do think at the end of the day, maybe the end of this day, but the end of the next couple of weeks, going to reach a deal, probably $400,000 cutoff for the higher tax rates and those spending cuts, by the way, other point we should emphasize is that there
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 1:25pm EST
the f.h. e.a.s. finances led "the washington post" editorial beard to conclude, "right now the critics are starting to look pretty pressing. government support foreclosure ssessive borrowing has turned into a national nightmare." the f.h. e.a.s. capital reserve is still well below the level determined by congress to be the bare minimum to cover f.h. e.a.s. future losses. even though f.h.a. narrowly avoided a bailout this year, dangers remain in the years ahead due to its over $1 trillion, mr. president, exposure to risky loans and precarious economic conditions. most of the f.h.a.'s recent actions have only concealed these dangers. for example, instied of adequately raising insurance premiums over the life of the loan, f.h.a. has measured -- has increased upfront premiums to simile cover losses in the short term. loss, upfront premiums can be rolled into the mart balance therefore decreasing equity for borrowers o increasing the upfront premiums could make f.h.a. loans even riskier for both the borrower and the taxpayer who stands behind the mortgage. i believe it's time to face the re
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